Monday, July 22, 2024

Zipline to launch medical drone deliveries under FAA programme

Zipline is to work with state governments in the USA to launch medical drone deliveries as part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) UAS Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP). The California-based automated logistics company launched the world’s first national drone delivery service in Rwanda in October 2016. Since establishing a distribution centre with 15 drones to […]

VIDEO: Zipline starts drone deliveries for blood transfusions in Rwanda

Zipline operated drones have started making emergency deliveries of blood to transfusing facilities in Rwanda as part of an international partnership between UPS, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and Zipline. The Rwandan government will start using drones to make up to 150 on-demand, emergency deliveries a day to 21 facilities in the Western half of the […]

UPS gives grant for Zipline medicine drone deliveries

The UPS Foundation has given an $800,000 grant to trial drone deliveries of live-saving medicines with robotic company, Zipline, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to be trialled in Rwanda. The Rwandan government will start using Zipline drones later this year, which can make up to 150 deliveries per day to 21 transfusing facilities located in […]